Just like Thai cuisine, Thai massages are known around the world! Well-being in Thailand is taken very seriously, much to the delight of fans of these treatments. Here, plants purify and regenerate the body and the spirit. What seems to be a trend in the Western world has existed in Thailand for centuries. Modern medicine is often set aside to make way for remedies created by herbalists. Traditional Thai medicine is based on the four elements (water, wind, earth and fire) and explains that a disease appears when the balance among them is broken.
Most Thai hotels have a spa, but the best facilities are without a doubt to be found in the Banyan Tree Phuket.© EASYVOYAGE
The aim of meditation is to find inner peace.© Francesco Ridolfi / 123RF
Traditional Thai massage focuses on unblocking the flows of energy in the body.© Gennadiy Poznyakov / 123RF
A number of massage techniques are used to relax the body, one of which makes use of pressure points.© Konstantin Tavrov / 123RF
Thermal treatments are very new to Thailand. Today, several resorts also offer more traditional treatments.© Pat 138241 / 123RF